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Award-winning journalist with nearly 20 years experience in healthcare and environmental writing. Over 85 publications in 20 magazines, newspapers and journals, and reporter / editor of healthcare trend reports in 60+ subject areas. Strong professional experience in medicine and the environment. Columbia University Journalism Masters Graduate, First Place HEMMY Award winner, and two-time OTR Global Healthcare Reporter of the Year, Certified Grant Writer ™

Testimonials

"Linda, you really dove into the research for the Woman's Day article, and it shows!  Not only did you have all the facts straight, but you linked them together into a narrative that would be coherent for lay readers.  Furthermore, you did not neglect the human element of the story, but used it to strengthen the readers’ understanding of the issues.  Bravo!"CF researcher

"Thank you for your report. The in-depth research and investigation into all aspects of the topic coupled with very detailed interview responses both verbal and numerical is very impressive. Although this is your profession, the report was written in a logical, informative, and irrefutable manner. As a representative of the pathology community, we do appreciate information provided from other than the salesperson of the company in question." - Pathology lab manager

"In addition to great reporting it was such a well done story it got us thinking about how to do more business in [another area]. This work has been tremendous and once again verifies we are the standard out there for unique ideas from non-traditional sources." —Research Director, OTR Global

"[Your blog] is AMAZING…Thank you so much for listening deeply to nature. We all can learn and benefit from your wisdom and courage in putting pen to paper. You have a gift and the passion of that gift comes through each entry." —IfNatureCouldTalk.com blog reader

  • Since 1993, I've worked as a writer/editor for many news and medical organizations, as well as various companies. Read more
  • 'In-the-field' health/science work experience
  • Professional degrees: Columbia University Journalism masters, Registered Dietitian. Read more
  • Numerous Awards – Healthcare Reporter of the Year, Best Investigative Story on an Environmental Issue, Columbia University fellowships. Read more
  • Environmental blog, If Nature Could Talk
  • Attended 4 day AGWA (American Grant Writers' Association) Grant Writers workshop and 6 hour certification exam

Services

  • News/feature articles
  • Conference Coverage
  • Medical and environmental reports
  • Ghostwriting (Manuscript Preparation)
  • Book chapters
  • White papers
  • Certified Grant Writer ™

Master of Science, 1995 – Journalism, Columbia University, New York, NY

Dietetic Internship, 1976-77 – University of Minnesota Hospitals

Bachelor of Science, 1976 – Nutrition/Dietetics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Professional Certifications – Registered Dietitian (RD), Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified Grant Writer ™